Meet the Organizers and Sponsors of
Kimberly White, MS, CCC-SLP is the Founder and Executive Director of Kimberly White Speech and Myofunctional Therapy, founded in 1995. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders in 1989 and a Master of Speech Pathology from the University of North Texas in 1991. Kimberly holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the (ASHA) American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association. She is licensed in Texas through the Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the Texas Speech and Hearing Association (TSHA). Additionally, she is a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®) through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM), and and a Qualified Orofacial Myofunctional (QOM®) therapist through NeoHealth Services.
Kimberly believes that therapy should be FUN and functional based on the individual needs of each patient. She is an avid learner and has earned the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) multiple times. Her areas of intense study include orofacial myology, swallowing, sensory-motor feeding, and articulation. She is an honor graduate of The Breathe Institute (TBI) Myo Mastermind program, and a Breathe Institute Ambassador.
Kimberly works with adults and children, specializing in orofacial myofunctional disorders and prevention. She loves working as part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals which enables her clients to achieve optimal outcomes, while improving their health and quality of life. She treats clients with tongue and lip ties, tongue thrusts, and other oral habits which can adversely affect swallowing, feeding, and speech skills. Kimberly collaborates with dentists, orthodontists, and ENTs around the DFW area who understand the impact orofacial dysfunction has on the whole body.
She is not only a therapist, but a wife and mother to twins. In her spare time, you will find her spending time with her husband and children, usually at Disney World!
Kimberly White CCC-SLP, COM, QOM
Kara Pfister, MS, CCC-SLP is the Founder and Executive Director of Speech 4 Fun Therapeutic Services, founded in 2004. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with her Bachelor of Science in Special Education in 1996 and a Master of Communication Disorders from the Texas Woman’s University in 2002. Kara holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the (ASHA) American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association. She is licensed in Texas through the Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and is a member of the Texas Speech and Hearing Association (TSHA). Additionally, she is a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®) through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM).
Kara Pfister CCC-SLP, COM
Kara as worked in a variety of settings including public schools, hospitals, long term care centers, and home health. She spent six years as a special education teacher where she enjoyed working with children with special need and found her passion helping children communicate effectively. After graduating from TWU with her Masters in 2002, she worked in a variety of settings before she opened her private practice in 2005. Kara treats children and adults in a multidisciplinary practice serving Plano, Frisco. North Dallas, and the surrounding communities.
Kara treats each patient as if they were a member of her family. She ensures her patients know their treatment goals by inviting the family to be a part of treatment planning based on their individual needs. She is a lifelong learner and has earned the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) multiple times. Her areas of intense study include orofacial myology, swallowing, sensory-motor feeding, phonology, fluency, and articulation.
Kara loves working as part of an interdisciplinary team of professionals which enables her clients to achieve optimal outcomes while improving their health and quality of life. She treats clients with tongue and lip ties, tongue thrusts, and oral habits which can adversely affect swallowing, feeding, and speech. She collaborates with dentists, orthodontists, ENTs, oral surgeons, and neurologists throughout DFW area who understand the impact that orofacial dysfunction has on the whole body.
In her spare time, Kara enjoys spending time with her family including a supportive husband, son, daughter, a labradoodle named Tucker, two cats named Pearl and Bubbles and a bunny named Oliver. The family enjoys travelling the world together. Kara’s hobbies include Pilates, crafting and hanging out with friends.
Dr. Dawn Moore CCC-SLP, COM, QOM
Dr. Dawn Moore ClinScD., CCC-SLP, COM®, aka "The Tongue Dr.", is the Founder and Executive Director of Expressions Speech, Language, & Myofunctional Center, a multi-specialty practice serving both children and adults in Burlington, North Carolina. Dr. Moore is a Board Certified and Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist holding the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is currently licensed in North Carolina, Illinois, Georgia, Missouri, and Arizona.
Dr. Moore has over 24 years of experience in Speech-Language Pathology, earning her clinical doctorate in 2018. For 15 years, she practiced in the schools of North Carolina as both a clinician and Lead SLP, earning recognition as a Teacher of Excellence, before expanding into private practice in 2010, serving children of all ages. Her main interests include orofacial myology and speech sound disorders (articulation, phonological delay, and apraxia). She uses her own program, Let’s Hear It For /R/!, which was the subject of her doctoral clinical study, to correct the difficult /r/ sound. For phonology, she uses Barbara Hodson’s Cycles for Phonology due to the success she continues to have with the program. As an ASHA CEU Provider, her continuing education company, Expressions Seminars, provides live, online, and on-demand practical, clinical training for speech sound disorders and orofacial myology.
Dr. Moore became a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®), through the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) and a Qualified Orofacial Myologist (QOM®) through NeoHealth Services, after struggling to find help for her own daughter with a severe tongue thrust. Through this training, she began serving patients, both in-person and online, while completing extensive continuing education including becoming a Certified Myo Munchee Practitioner through Myo Munchee (Australia).
Dr. Moore regularly presents across the country, in-person and online, educating SLPs, orthodontists, ENTs, and dental professionals about the impact myofunctional disorders have on speech, feeding, chewing, breathing, and dentition. She launched The Tongue Dr. website as a community outreach effort to continue to disseminate this crucial information to both patients and professionals.
Karen Masters has been practicing speech pathology for over 30 years. Karen is Board Certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association and licensed by the State of New Jersey. She has worked in a variety of settings including a residential special needs school, public schools and home health. Karen found her passion when she joined a private practice over 20 years ago. When the owner retired, she took over the practice growing it into a multidisciplinary practice serving Chatham New Jersey and the surrounding communities.
Karen began her learning journey into Orofacial Myology in 2014 when she took the 28-hour Orofacial Myology training class with NeoHealth Services. Since that time she became a Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®) through the IAOM and a Qualified Orofacial Myologist (QOM®) through NeoHealth. She also works as the NeoHealth Graduate Coordinator and prior to COVID, planned and attended all the live training events for that organization.
Karen enjoys collaborating with orthodontists, dentists, ENT’s and anyone else willing to learn about the impact of oral dysfunction! Through her work with NeoHealth, Karen has met so many outstanding colleagues and it is a dream come true to collaborate with these amazing women to create more learning opportunities.
Karen Masters CCC-SLP, COM, QOM
Lindsey Doyle CCC-SLP, COM
Lindsey Doyle is the owner of Myo Speech, & Feeding Cetner. Lindsey is a Board Certified Speech-Language Pathologist, and Certified Orofacial Myologist (COM®). She graduated undergrad from University of New Hampshire in 2003 and from graduate school at South Carolina State in 2007. She has had experience working in variety of settings: public schools, collaborative programs, outpatient rehabilitation, early intervention, and private practice.
Lindsey has been in private practice for over 10 years and has a special interest and recognition in diagnosis and treatment with Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs), and oral motor dysfunction as it relates to feeding and speech disorders of all ages. Lindsey has been mentored by Diane Bahr, MS, CCC-SLP, which led Lindsey on the path to working with infants. She enjoys treating young children in hopes to avoid later myofunctional disorders. She continues to seek out continuing education courses in order to improve her therapy techniques and assist her clients in achieving their speech, feeding, and communication goals.